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Published July 02, 2010, 07:14 PM

A Hot Holiday Weekend Doesn't Stop Campers

Most of the campsite is filled with R.V.'s complete with air conditioning to help with the hot weather, but what about those without a camper?

With weather in the nineties this weekend, leaving air-conditioning may not seem like fun. But fourth of July weekend is bringing people outside to enjoy the holiday, and find ways to stay cool.

The hot start to the holiday weekend isn't stopping some people from going outside.

"We'll be here through the weekend and hopefully take part in a little bit of the 4th of July celebrations which we've never done before because we're from Canada." said camper Tammy Thompson

Most of the campsite is filled with R.V.'s complete with air conditioning to help with the hot weather, but what about those without a camper?

"Just try to stay cool any way you can and stay away from the tent during the day because it gets really hot." said Thompson

After celebrating Canada Day yesterday, the Thompsons are ready for a second celebration...despite the heat.

"Well shades a big part of it definitely, having things to do in the shade, like my daughter is coloring in the shade right now." Thompson said, "Yesterday we went over the hill to the pool which was fantastic and very busy yesterday. It was really nice to cool off."

Red river state recreation officials say they are ready if the weather causes any problems such as heat-stroke or heat related illnesses.

"People take care of themselves but we are available and some of our staff is trained to help people with problems like that." said park manager Gladwin Lynne.

Easing the mind of families in the park, so they can just have a good time.

"It's a beautiful weekend and we really are enjoying it, even though it's really hot." said Thompson.

If you are camping this weekend the State Health Department says drink plenty of fluids, wear a hat or sunglasses and use sunscreen.

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